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[Home of U. R. Weisner, Harrison County]
The home of U. R. Weisner is located in the rural Leigh community northeast of Marshall in Harrison County.
[Honorable Edgar (Ed) Foreman]
The Honorable Edgar (Ed) Foreman is pictured in this newspaper clipping with accompanying text. He represented Texas to the U.S. House of Representatives, 88th Congress, in 1963-65. Later he represented his home state of New Mexico.
[House in Marshall]
A ranch house in Marshall is unidentified.
[House in Marshall]
This house in Marshal is located on a triangular lot where S. Grove St., University Ave., and Bomar St. intersect. It faces S. Grove St. It has a one-story side-gable wing with stone trim and large windows connected to a two-story, wood-sided, gabled wing turned perpendicular to the other.
[Huey P. May, Human Resources Developer]
Huey P. May of Dallas was interviewed by Julia Scott Reed for her "Open Line" column published on February 5, 1978 in the Dallas Morning News. May was acknowleged for his appointment to the board of directors of the local American Society for Training and Development. He was the first African-American member of the organization, and the first minority on its board. At the time of the interview, he was employed by the City of Dallas as an assistant in the personnel training division. He provided courses for some 12,000 city employees. Before working for Dallas, he developed training programs for DuPont, U.S. Steel, Chevron Chemical Corp., Northrup, and Texas Instruments. May received his Bachelor degree from Bishop College and a Master degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. His work in human resources was recognized by the National Alliance of Businessmen and the American Business Women's Association.
[Hurd's Barber and Beauty College Sign]
The sign advertises Hurd's Barber and Beauty College, located at 304 Nolan St. in Marshall. This business served the African American community from 1955-2001, at which time the building burned.
[Interior View, Marshall Public Library]
This view from the library director's office at Marshall Public Library shows the circulation desk. A staff person sits at an office desk in the center of the circulation area. A child sits on the circulation desk counter, with another person standing near. The south entrance doors are at the extreme right of the photograph. In the far distance is the adult reading and stack area.
[J. B. Williamson House, Harrison County]
The J. B. Williamson House is located on Hynson Springs Road west of Marshall in Harrison County. The house was built during the 1840s or earlier as a dog-trot log cabin. It was occupied by pioneers, farmers, and sharecroppers before being purchased as part of a parcel by Capt. G. C. Dial, a former army soldier, founder, and patriot of the Texas Republic. Dial sold a large tract to S. D. Rainey, who traded it to Martha and A. Judson Gibbs. In 1867, J. B. Williamson bought the "Dial, Rainey, and Gibbs Place." J. B. Williamson was a lawyer and district judge. During 1872-73, Williamson ordered the renovations which enlarged the cabin and added the Greek Revival architectural elements. His daughter and son-in law, Eunice and W. H. Attebery, acquired the home later and established the largest peach orchards in Texas on the property. In 1962, the D. H. Greggs of Houston bought the home, restored it, and secured the Texas Medallion and a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Greggs donated the house to the Harrison County Historical Society in 1982, which continues to preserve the property.
[James Chapel, Harrison County]
James Chapel Church is located on the Marshall-Leigh Rd. (CR 2200) east of Marshall in rural Harrison County. Its history is unknown.
[James Chapel, Harrison County]
James Chapel in Harrison County has traditional African-American roots. It is located at 4233 Marshall Leigh Road (CR 2200) a short distance northeast of the city limits.
[Jaycee Jaynes Benefit Library and Hospital]
In 1972, the local chapter of the Jaycee Jaynes held a game night to benefit the building funds for the Marshall Public Library and Marshall Memorial Hospital. Seated left to right, Mrs. Tom Wynn, Mrs. John Carrington, and Mrs. Kenneth White confer about door prizes.
[Jerusalem Baptist Church]
Jerusalem Baptist Church is located at 1300 Billups St. in Marshall. It is within the historic New Town Neighborhood in the western section of the city. It is a traditionally African-American congregation. In 1874 when the church was established, the area was known as Hubbard's Hill. The present sanctuary was constructed in 1948. Of red brick, the central tower above the entrance has the words, "God Is Love."
[Jerusalem Baptist Church, Harrison County]
Jerusalem Baptist Church in Harrison County is a traditionally African-American congregation.
[Jessie M. Naves, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. Jessie M. Naves taught history courses at Pemberton High School in Marshall.
[Jesus the True Vine Baptist Church, Marshall]
Jesus the True Vine Baptist Church is a traditionally African-American congregation located in Harrison County.
[Jimmie Pitts Caviness, Singer]
Mrs. Jimmie Pitts Caviness, contralto singer, is featured in this clipping from a newspaper, program, or newsletter, date unknown. She was born in Mexia. She earned a bachelor's degree at Bishop College, Dallas. She studied music at Westminster Choir College, where she earned the Master of Music Degree. She continued vocal studies at Aspen School of Music and received advanced vocal coaching from several teachers. She won the Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and other awards for achievement in music. She appeared with orchestras, concertized, taught voice, and conducted choirs. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio. She was married to Dr. Theophilus Caviness.
[Joseph House in Marshall]
The home of Mack C. and Frankie Joseph was located at 1403 Grafton St. in Marshall. Joseph began a floral business in the home about 1949. By 1951 he had moved the business next door to number 1405. The city directory of 1966 lists only Frankie Joseph as the resident of the home, while 1405 is still the floral shop. The 1968 directory has a new resident; and number 1405 is vacant. In the 2000 directory, neither address is listed; but a street has been cut through. These buildings were located within the "New Town Neighborhood," which is a historic area of African-American homes, businesses, professional offices, hospital, and schools that were established around Wiley College. Although overlaid with faux masonry siding at the time of the picture (1967-1975), this house shows its architectural origins in the roof design, porch with columns, and exposed rafters.
[Judge Ben Z. Grant]
The Honorable Ben Z. Grant of Marshall, Texas: a judge, historian, author/playwright, former legislator, newspaper columnist, and library supporter.
[Kariel Family Celebrates Library Opening]
Louis and Audrey Kariel, with their children Nancy and son(unknown name) are shown at the reception for the opening of the new Marshall Public Library in 1973. Mr. Kariel is a former chairman of the Library Board of Trustees. Mrs. Kariel was a trustee and the Project Director for the building of the new library. Both have continued to be strong supporters of library development.
[Laughing Woman, Marshall]
An elderly African-American woman, unidentified, laughs at something amusing. She wears layers of clothing, including a sweater and knitted cap. She sits on a leather chair or sofa.
[Laura L. Price, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. Laura L. Johnson (Harry) Price was raised and educated in the "Sunny South" neighborhood of Marshall during the late nineteenth century (dates unknown). She received a teaching certificate from Bishop College. After a brief period teaching in Louisiana and Harrison County schools, she returned to Marshall to teach primary grades at New Town and the old Central (later Hillside) schools until she retired. Special interests in art and photography were brought into her teaching activities. After retirement in 1960, she taught art at Wiley College.
[Leading a Child to Books]
A woman reads a books to a young girl. Book-sharing is recognized as an activity which helps to prepare children to become readers.
[Learning in the Library]
A group of children gather around the listening station at Marshall Public Library to listen to books. Others are involved in a reading activity. Since its beginning, the library has maintained children's and family storytimes.
[Lena H. Watson, Marshall Educator]
Mrs. Lena H. Watson taught Spanish at Pemberton High School in Marshall.
[Let's Read]
Price T. Young students in Marshall, Texas select books on a RIF distribution day at the Marshall Public Library. The library has participated in the "Reading is Fundamental" program since the 1970's. The program provides funds under a matching grant which the library uses to purchase books to distribute to children free of charge.
[Lewis L. Scott Law Office, Marshall]
The law office of Lewis L. Scott, attorney, was located at 508 S. Carter St. in Marshall when this photograph was made, c1980. The office is a white-frame bungalow in the New Town Neighborhood which is of historical importance to the African-American community.
[Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Harrison County]
Liberty Missionary Baptist Church is a traditionally African-American congregation in Harrison County. It is located on Hwy 59 south of Marshall. The church was organized in 1868, making it one of the oldest of the African-American congregations that were organized in Harrison County after the Civil War..
[Librarian Demonstrates Equipment]
Steve Horton, Marshall Public Library Director(at center), demonstrates equipment to interested visitors.
[Librarian Makes Presentation]
Librarian Dorothy Morrison makes a presentation to two library supporters at a library function. Mrs. Morrison was library director of Marshall Public Library from 1970-1984.
[Librarian Researches History Project, Marshall]
Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, (at left), Marshall Public Library director, interviews an unidentified woman for a Black History project which was a collaboration between the library and community leaders. The time was c1976. The place and identity of the subject interviewed (at right) are not known. The result of the project was two volumes of collected interviews and essays about people, churches, businesses and schools. The books are "The Black Citizen and Democracy." They are in the library's collection.
[Library Assistant Checks out Books to a Patron]
At Marshall Public Library, a library assistant checks out books to a library patron. Both women are unidentified.
[Library Assistant Gives Snacks to Children]
A library assistant gives snacks to children as part of a Marshall Public Library program. The assistant and children are unidentified. The library has maintained active children's programming since its beginning.
[Library Assistant Supervises Picnic]
An unidentified library assistant supervises the picnic which was part of the play day at Marshall Public Library during the 1970's. The play day concluded the library's summer reading program that year.
[Library Assistant Tends Circulation Desk]
A library assistant, unidentified, tends the circulation desk at the new Marshall Public Library.
[Library Benefactor George Olincy]
George Olincy, benefactor to the Marshall Public Library building project. He was chairman of the Andrew Norman Foundation and offered a challenge grant toward a new library building to Audrey Kariel, Project Director. He suggested that the challenge be given to the Friends of a Public Library rather than the city of Marshall. The Friends were able to match the challenge. The cooperation of the city, the library trustees, and the Friends ensured a successful building project that has been a source of civic pride.
[Library Benefactors at a Library Function]
Library benefactors Virginia Gold Olinsky, second from left, and Bernice Gold Kranson, right, are shown with other library supporters at a reception during the opening weekend of the Marshall Public Library, October, 1973.
[Library Benefactors at Marshall Opening]
Library benefactors greet other library supporters at the reception for the new Marshall Public Library on October 20, 1973. Third from left is Mrs. George Gold Olincy, then her sister Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson, fourth from left, and then Mr. George Olincy, right. The Mose and Etta Gold auditorium at the library was named for the Gold's parents.
[Library Benefactress, Virginia Gold Olincy]
Mrs. George (Virginia Gold) Olincy of Los Angeles, California, was a trustee of the Andrew Norman Foundation that gave a challenge grant toward the building of the Marshall Public Library. As a former librarian, she was interested in this particular project for her home town of Marshall. The auditorium in the new library was named in memory of her parents, Mose and Etta Gold.
[Library Circulation Desk Staff]
Two library staff members, unidentified, discuss business at Marshall Public Library's circulation desk in 1978.
[Library Clerk Processes Books]
Library clerk Naomi Rhea processes books in the workroom at Marshall Public Library. At the time of the photograph, c1984, Mrs. Rhea used a typewriter for typing accession records. Within a few years, the typewriter was replaced by the microcomputer.
[Library Director]
Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, Library Director from 1970-1984, in her office at the new Marshall Public Library. She was the city library's first director, commuting from her home town of Hawkins. Following her death, the newspaper-on-microfilm collection was dedicated to her memory.
[Library Director Dorothy Morrison with a Small Patron]
Dorothy Morrison, early director of the Marshall Public Library, shows a toy to a young patron during the Christmas season. The library is shown festively decorated for the holidays.
[Library Display Honors the Nation's Bicentennial]
Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, Marshall Public Library Director, presents a display to honor the nation's Bicentennial in 1976. The Liberty Bell replica was donated to the library by Marshall National Bank on July 1, 1976. The librarian holds a copy of the Declaration of Independence.
[Library Display Showcases Liberty]
Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, Marshall Public Library Director, shows off a display about Liberty. In the center of the display is a replica of the Liberty Bell, given by Marshall National Bank in 1976. Mrs. Morrison holds a reproduction of a liberty document. Books, small flags and a model cannon round out the display.
[Library Features]
Two features at Marshall Public Library in this photograph, c1973-1984, are the card catalog at left and a paperback book rack at right. Several drawers have been removed from the catalog. In the backgraound is a curtained window. In the foreground is a "Kik stool," still a necessary item in most libraries.
[Library Stacks]
Reference stacks in the new Marshall Public Library.
[Library Staff]
Staff member Rita Huck types accession records for new books at the Marshall Public Library.
[Library Staff and Trustee]
Ms. Jane Harris, Marshall Public Library assistant, observes as Mr. James Hodges, Trustee, signs documents.
[Library Staff Member]
Library clerk Mrs. K. Parker assisted at Marshall Public Library during the 1970's decade.
[Library Staff Member]
A library staff member, unidentified, stands in the staff lounge of the Marshall Public Library. She worked with the children's summer reading program. The door to the workroom is at right.